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A little about the Challenge:

The Science and Engineering Challenge is a nationwide STEM outreach program presented by the University of Newcastle in partnership with JCU. Through the Challenge, students experience aspects of science and engineering which they would not usually see in their school environment.

Year 10 students from across the region will battle it out for a place at the State Super Challenge by building bridges, wiring cities, building a bionic hand, constructing earthquake proof towers and designing a catapult.

When and Where:

DATE: 16 and 17 April 2024 | LOCATION: JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas

DATE: 19 April 2024 | LOCATION: JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield

DATE: 22 April 2024 | LOCATION: Whitsunday Anglican School, Mackay

DATE: 24 April 2024 | LOCATION: The Cathedral College, Rockhampton

↓ All students must register their details below to attend

What you will experience


A day of hands-on science and engineering activities


Opportunities to discover and develop skills and talents


Working in teams to solve problems


A chance to represent your school

Register your details below

All Science and Engineering students will need media consent from a parent or guardian as below

Images and footage captured at the event may be used on the JCU website, social media platforms and in school newsletters

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What you can expect on the day

• Browse our study area page

• Need advice, get in touch

Ready today for tomorrow